Summer Camp Program

How to register for Summer Camp

To secure your child’s spot in our summer camp, you may pay either a $50 deposit or the full amount per session per child at the time of registration. The $50 deposit is applied towards your camp fee and is non-refundable.

All camp fees must be paid in full as well as all registration forms submitted to the office two weeks prior to the start date of the session or your child may not attend. The Village of Lake Zurich Park and Recreation Department will accept partial payments up until that time. A $25 late fee per child will be charged for payment not received by the final balance due dates. Summer camp registration forms must be completed for each child registered.

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Kamp Kiddie

AGES: 3-6 years old
This enriching half day summer camp is designed to introduce our 3-6 year olds to the adventures and excitement of summer camp in a fun, non-competitive environment. Taught by our experienced Preschool Teachers, your child will enjoy outdoor nature projects, sports, games, arts and crafts and theme days are just a sampling of the many activities campers will enjoy. Once a session there will be a drop off Field Trip to Paulus Park to enjoy the Spray Ground and Lakeside Lookout Park. Your counselor will send a note home with information about the Paulus Park Field Trip. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle every day. T-shirt included.

Camp Alpine

Camp Alpine provides an opportunity to run, play and experience the outdoors for children entering 1st through 5th grade in the Fall 2017. Daily activities will consist of arts and crafts, nature programs, sports, games, theme days, and swimming as well as two field trips per session. We provide an atmosphere in which children can build self-esteem and where they can grow socially, physically and intellectually in a safe environment.  Camp Alpine is held in Paulus Park. Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, drink, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen daily. Two field trips per session included in the cost.  T-shirt included.

Camper Lunch Specials

Camp Alpine & Teen Camp
No need to pack a lunch every day. Purchase a pre-paid lunch punch card at our Paulus Park Barn office for our concessionaire at Paulus Park and we will provide your child with a lunch. Lunch punch cards are available for $25a week (5 lunches). Lunch punch cards are only valid during camp hours for the 2017 summer camp season and are nonrefundable.
Camp Lunch 2017

Teen Camp

Will you be entering 6th-8th grade this fall? How would you like to decrease your boredom this summer, meet new friends, renew old friendships and have new experiences? Each day will be a new adventure that will create lasting memories and add excitement to your summer. Each session there will be 10-12 field trips for the M-F campers and 7-8 field trips for the MWF campers included in the cost. Camp will be held at the Chalet in Paulus Park.

Safety Town Camp

Safety Town is an early childhood safety education camp. Safety Town runs for two weeks (Monday-Friday) and covers important safety topics such as bike, water, fire, home, bus, car, and street safety as well as stranger danger. The children are also visited by members of the Lake Zurich Police and Fire Departments.
Field Trips 2017
Variety Camps
Campers have the opportunity to participate in an array of variety camps during the camp day (with special camper discounted fees). Some options will be Lego, computer design, dance, and more! Ask for more information when you come to our Open House or when registering your child for our summer camp.

Swim Lessons

Swim Instructors follow American Red Cross standards and ratios. A swim test will be given on the first day of lessons to evaluate each child’s ability and to place them in the appropriate level. Camp counselors will escort registered campers to the beach at 8:45am for their lessons. Parents/guardians arriving after 8:45am must drop off their children at the beach. Swim lessons are Monday-Thursday for two week sessions
Camp Staff Ratios
The Village of Lake Zurich camp staff is made up of approximately 30 caring individuals who are dedicated to making each camper’s experience positive, memorable, and fun. Camp counselors are hired based on their ability to be proper role models and who possess positive leadership skills. Our counselors are enthusiastic and responsible individuals with great communication skills who care about children and the importance of summer camp. The ability to have excellent safety coverage throughout the day and also provide every opportunity for counselors to get to know their campers on a personal level is of utmost importance. Throughout the day, the ratios of 1:6 for Kamp Kiddie (led by our Preschool Teachers), 1:8 for Camp Alpine, and 1:10 for Teen Camp, is maintained as campers participate in activities and programmed events.